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6 Ways to Save Money On (and Stop Wasting!) Groceries

6 Ways to Save Money On (and Stop Wasting!) Groceries

Most of us are willing to spend a pretty penny for fresh produce, but it turns out those fruits and vegetables may actually cost you even more in the end: Americans admit to throwing out roughly $640 of food each year, according to a new survey by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Even worse, we’re probably guessing low, since U.S. government figures say it’s closer to $900 of food waste per household. (Check out these Money-Saving Tips for Getting Fiscally Fit.)

The ACC surveyed 1,000 adults and found that 76 percent of households say they throw away leftovers at least once a month, while over half throw them away every week. And 51 percent admit to tossing food they bought but never even used.

The ACC surveyed 1,000 adults and found that 76 percent of households say they throw away leftovers at least once a month, while over half throw them away every week. And 51 percent admit to tossing food they bought but never even used.

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